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of them. so colleagues, commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. thank you so much and i appreciate the continued conversations that we have around a-g. i have to say when the board voted on this unanimously, it really made so much sense for all of us. because we were graduating our students without having options for them in terms of going on to college. and i think for me, this is more than just making sure that the kids get their a-g, but it's also spending time training our counselors, and our teachers, to ensure that they get the support that they need in order to really think about all of this. i know that we have had some fits and starts in implementing a-g, it's not an easy process to go through. we had to peel away some classs that kids really liked and had to get some class approved to be a-g. so i want to thank the efforts of school district as they have gone down this path. we're one of very few of handful of school districts that actually require a-g as a graduation requirement and i think it speaks to the board's desire to do better for all of our kids. and we're very
. mendoza from the mayor's office -- oh i didn't see you. well thank you for being here on behalf of the mayor and i appreciate the giant's paraphernalia. >> thank you. my hat is still wet from last night. an amazing victory. [applause] >> i am thrilled to be here this afternoon to represent the mayor to honor our restaurant, and with all due respect strfer mar the best was saved for last. [applause] >> i want to tell you a little bit about old school cafe and i know supervisor cohen is very proud of this establishment as well, so old school cafe is a faith base violence prevention program providing jobs and training to youth with emphasis on at risk youth age 16 to 22 in a 1940 style supper club. they confront the epidemic of violence and providing at risk youth who were incarcerated or part of the foster youth program with a variety of opportunities not normally afforded to them. i wanted to share an exert from a recent article about old school because the person that started old school is phenomenal and i know you did that and she was a correction's office and she worked wit
'm the chair of the committee. we're joined by choice president chiu, commissioner hydra mendoza, commissioner sandra lee fewer. my understanding is that the other members of committee are en route. the clerk of the committee today is victor young and we want to thank the following members of sfgovtv staff, michael freeman and jennifer lowe for covering the meeting and we thank the members of the public and staff who are at the meeting today. with that, mr. clerk, if you could please call i. item no. 1. >> hearing on the implementation of a-g course requirements in san francisco unified school district high schools. thank you very much. and this is an item, hearing request that was actually requested initially by supervisor carmen chu. commissioner fewer, do you want to say something? >> no. >> thank you. and i will now turn it to chris of the san francisco unified school district and we will be hearing from the school district shortly. >> thank you. i am the director of development and local government relations. we have one speaker from san francisco unified school district, dr. janet s
-sponsors and thank commissioner fewer and thank commissioner mendoza for their work on this issue and their presentation. thank you commissioner fewer for following up on the success rates of the credit recovery program. it's incredibly important that as requirements are increased that the district can provide resources to support them. their requirements are important to getting san francisco's young people to college, but we can't set them up to fail. i'm glad that the counselors will be having the meetings and i'm a little concerned that they won't do it by november 19th, seeing that we're in the midst of college application season. but hopefully, that will happen before the next school year. at the moment our joint education committee, which works with the student advisory council is working on a resolution addressing the achievement gap in san francisco at-large because we feel like this isn't just an issue of this one-time increase in requirements. if you look at the numbers, there are incredible disparities between communities and we think there needs to be long-term soluti
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